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State seeks stable housing for homeless living in Waltham motel

Category: Repair Bad Credit
Published: Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Written by Admin
Page 3 of 4 - Farrell said MBHP will offer motel tenants support in looking for a new home, and teach them how to navigate the complicated bureaucracy of applying for public and private housing and benefits. He said they help families to repair bad credit and give referrals to job training programs.
Rivera said some residents find housing quickly, while others languish. She said Matos was one of the most dedicated to finding housing, filling out numerous applications.
One day, Matos filled out 20 applications. Overall, she filled out more than 200 housing applications over eight months, well over the 10-20 recommended a month.
The place that ultimately took her selected Matos through a lottery. She sent in an application in December of last year. This January, she got a call back, and by February, she had moved in. Now, she pays a certain percentage of her wages to cover rent.
Matos also found work at a hair salon and will start taking English classes in August.
Finding a solution
Robert Torres, the director of community engagement at Urban Edge, said the three non-profits had overlapping services and were at times working with the same populations, but weren#x2019;t working in collaboration. He said this grant allows the three organizations to better help clients by streamlining services and creating a more cohesive and comprehensive plan.
Farrell said that prior to the collaborative program, which is still in the final stages of being implemented, families had to get medical, financial and housing assistance from different entities. By bringing the non-profit group closer together, it gives families a more holistic and efficient approach to bettering their lives.
#x201c;Many of these families have been traumatized by this homeless process. The fewer times they have to tell their story to people, the easier it is on them,#x201d; Farrell added.
In terms of why such collaboration didn#x2019;t come about prior to the grant, Torres said there were a number of reasons.
#x201c;Different funding streams provide services for a short period of time, programs change and different families come in and out at different times,#x201d; he said. #x201c;This allows us to all get together at the same time.#x201d;
Torres said Urban Edge has a special online tool that screens families for the public benefits they are eligible for. He said on average, 30 percent of the families they assist leave money on the table in the form of benefits, which can be as much as $1,800 to $2,100 for a low income family.
#x201c;Helping a family to maximize their income is essential,#x201d; he said.
MBHP has been working with families placed in motel shelters since 2009 and has highlighted the connection between health and housing.


Quality Credit Repair.com Performs Bad Credit Repairs Near Philadelphia

Category: Repair Bad Credit
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2016
Written by Admin

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Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/06/2016 -- Quality Credit Repair.com is offering a completely free and confidential consultation to anyone interested in a comprehensive credit review.

This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals searching for credit repair companies near Bucks County or other Greater Philadelphia areas. Individuals looking for a new home during the Spring--the most popular time of the year to sell or purchase a new place--are encouraged to view their online credit reports in Philadelphia before they begin their hunt. It is imperative that new home buyers understand that ones credit score has an enormous influence on the quality of their life. Approvals for reasonable mortgage rates are largely dependent on ones positive credit score.

Fortunately, there are consulters that are committed to performing bad credit repairs in Philadelphia for new home buyers with questionable scores. The professionals at Quality Credit Repair.com--who have over twenty years of experience and an exceptional attention to detail--will work with individuals to correct their credit and guide them towards a more responsible financial lifestyle. The agency will also help relieve the burdens brought on by credit errors and, as a result, open up new doors for people currently afflicted with a negative credit score.

Quality Credit Repair.com works together with clients that are strugggling to obtain necessary assets because of unresponsible decisions or credit mistakes. Allow the experts that are trained and familiar with Bucks County credit repair to evaluate and address a bad credit situation. With many new home buyers on the prowl as the weather becomes warmer, individuals should not let a bad credit score hold them back from obtaining a mortgage with fair rates. Bad credit does not mean there are no second chances.

Complete an informational form on Quality Credit Repair.coms website or call 888-399-3898 toll-free today to learn more about how to repair bad credit.

About Quality Credit Repair
Quality Credit Repair works to help clients better their credit score and ensure they receive the most accurate credit reports. Their dedicated and highly trained consultants have over 15 years of experience resolving credit related issues. They will review a clients credit report and highlight areas that are harming the scores. The consultant will also layout changes the individual can make to better their credit. The company helps build credit by recommending the opening of secured accounts with certain, trusted lenders. Their services are available to clients anywhere in the country.

For more information, please visit http://www.qualitycreditrepair.com.

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Adults get a few lessons at Parent Academy kickoff

Category: Repair Bad Credit
Published: Monday, 23 November 2015
Written by Admin
FALL RIVER It is a given in education that children learn more when their parents get involved.
But it takes a village to make that happen. The effort began Saturday in this village.
The Parent Academy held its open house at the Kuss Middle School. Parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents of school-age children were told about classes that will be offered this year. The classes are dedicated to helping adults help children succeed in school.
If you are an aunt or a grandparent, if you care for a child in any way, sign up, said Barbara Allard, who organized the effort.
There will be courses on helping get children into college, courses on how to help second-graders with their math homework, classes on cooking, exercise and finance.
We have 50 partners in the community, Allard said. It is being run by community agencies, business, charter schools, parochial schools. Everyone has been involved.
Some of the programs were straightforward. Kathy Sauson and Kelly DAmbrosio, both math teachers at the Greene School, told parents about the new methods teachers use to help students crunch numbers.
They showed bead boards and math sheets that they use to help children in the first and second grades grasp the idea of addition and subtraction.
When you are doing this, ask questions out loud, Sauson said. If I have three, how many more do I need to make five? With older kids, make it more difficult: If I have 17, how many more to make 25?
They also taught the adults how to multiply larger numbers, like 16 times six, in their head 10 times six plus six times six.
This new math is all about number sense, DAmbrosio explained. It is about having children understand what they are doing and why they are doing it.
There will also be cooking classes, exercise classes and classes that will help parents set budgets, save for a house and plan for college tuition.
Susan Loughlin and Andrea Gulecian, with the UMass Extension nutrition program prepared black bean and vegetable burritos, which they served at the end of the class.
Jackie Theis of the Bristol County Savings Bank outlined the financial programs on offer, including how to apply for a loan or repair bad credit.
There is a laundry list of financial topics, she said.
A brochure with class schedules will be distributed in the citys school next week, Allard said. All of the classes are also on the website, fallriverparentacademy.org. Those interested can sign up there, too, Allard said.


Fall River's Parent Academy isn't just for parents

Category: Repair Bad Credit
Published: Wednesday, 06 January 2016
Written by Admin
FALL RIVER #x2014; It is a given in education that children learn more when their parents get involved.
But it takes a village to make that happen. The effort began in late November in this village.
The Parent Academy held its open house at the Kuss Middle School. Parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents of school-age children were told about classes that will be offered this year. The classes are dedicated to helping adults help children succeed in school.
#x201c;If you are an aunt or a grandparent, if you care for a child in any way, sign up,#x201d; said Barbara Allard, who organized the effort.
There will be courses on helping get children into college, courses on how to help second-graders with their math homework, classes on cooking, exercise and finance.
#x201c;We have 50 partners in the community,#x201d; Allard said. #x201c;It is being run by community agencies, business, charter schools, parochial schools. Everyone has been involved.#x201d;
Some of the programs were straightforward. Kathy Sauson and Kelly D#x2019;Ambrosio, both math teachers at the Greene School, told parents about the new methods teachers use to help students crunch numbers.
They showed bead boards and math sheets that they use to help children in the first and second grades grasp the idea of addition and subtraction.
#x201c;When you are doing this, ask questions out loud,#x201d; Sauson said. #x201c;If I have three, how many more do I need to make five? With older kids, make it more difficult: If I have 17, how many more to make 25?#x201d;
There will also be cooking classes, exercise classes and classes that will help parents set budgets, save for a house and plan for college tuition.
Jackie Theis of the Bristol County Savings Bank outlined the financial programs on offer, including how to apply for a loan or repair bad credit.
#x201c;There is a laundry list of financial topics,#x201d; she said.
A brochure with class schedules has been distributed in the city#x2019;s schools. All of the classes are also on the website, fallriverparentacademy.org. Those interested can sign up there, too, Allard said.
Several courses will be offered in Spanish this coming winter and spring, with plans to offer additional courses in Portuguese by next fall. Those courses will be held in school buildings, the YMCA, libraries and other buildings throughout the city. They are free and there is no limit to how many one can take.
The courses will be taught by folks from local social agencies and organizations, and there is a good mix of groups involved, Allard said.
In other communities where parent academies had been established, it has taken as long as a year-and-a-half to get those academies off the ground. Allard said in Fall River it#x2019;s only taken about seven months.
#x201c;And honestly that#x2019;s because of the partnerships we have in the community #x2014; we were able to take this work and run with it so quickly,#x201d; Allard said.


New Book Empowers Consumers to Become Credit Smart and Better Managers of ...

Category: Repair Bad Credit
Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Written by Admin

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Baton Rouge, LA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2015 -- Individuals looking to rebuild their credit or develop better debt management skills are set to get a full 101 lesson about credit following the launch of the new eBook, The Credit ABCs: The Education That is Not Taught in Schools.

Written by Credit Consultant and Certified Credit Score Consultant, Marriet A. Allen, The Credit ABCs is a powerful resource that equips consumers with intricate knowledge about the workings of credit system. Using her knowledge and expertise of the credit industry, the author arms readers with information on how to become credit savvy, handling ones credit score, how to avoid the negative features of the credit system and how to repair bad credit.

Lack of education about the credit system has resulted in many Americans having either a poor credit score or filing for bankruptcy. A report from the American Bankruptcy Institute indicates that there were 910,090 filings for bankruptcy in 2014. Another study conducted by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) revealed that 56 % of American consumers cannot qualify for credit or financing at prime rates.

Student loans are another factor that has resulted in the credit nightmare that many consumers find themselves in. One study revealed that in 2013, 71% of college graduates left with student loans averaging $28,000. And that is a cumbersome amount of debt for anyone entering the workforce and attempting to build their lives.

Despite having the expertise to help people get their finances in order, Marriet also writes from a place of empathy. Having filed for bankruptcy at the age 21, she went on a mission to rebuild her credit and acquire her financial education. When quizzed about the inspiration behind the book, she said: I wanted to help others avoid the same mistakes I made, especially high school and college students. So, I wrote a book that will hopefully help someone avoid the same mistakes I made and help someone recover from a similar financial setback. I wish I had this book when I was in high school.

The Credit ABCs: The Education That is Not Taught in Schools is the 1st book in the series Cash is King but Credit is Power. The book is available in paperback and kindle format for $20 and $9.99 respectively.

For further information or to purchase a copy, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Credit-ABCs-Education-Taught-Schools-ebook/dp/B016SRSFXC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 or the authors website at: http://credituniversity.biz/bookstore/

About Marriet Allen
Marriet Allen is the Owner and CEO of Credit University. She is a Certified Credit Consultant and a Certified Credit Score Consultant. She is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.

Media contact:
Marriet A. Allen
Telephone: 225-308-1780
Address: 2561 Citiplace Ct. Ste. 750-172, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, USA
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